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Isle of Man Aircraft Registration Guide

 
 

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has grown quickly since it launched in May 2007.

 

Aircraft considerations

 

Weight restrictions for jets:

 

5,700kg Maximum Take-off Mass (MTOM) and above.  Aircraft between 2,730 kg and 5,700 kg may be considered for registration if supported by significant economic benefit to the Isle of Man. There is no MTOM restriction for aircraft registered for residents of the Isle of Man.

 

Aircraft type issues (i.e. must be Type Registered):

 

Type Certificate (and Supplementary Type Certificate) issued by Canada, USA, Brazil or the States represented by EASA.

 

Age restrictions: 

 

None.

 

Notes:

 

Twin turbine helicopters are eligible. Commercial airliners (during the period between commercial lease agreements) are eligible.

 

Structuring requirements

 

Nationality requirements:

 

Qualifying Countries:

 

  • The Crown in right of the Isle of Man, the United Kingdom or any part of the United Kingdom;
  • Commonwealth citizens;
  • Nationals of any EEA State or Switzerland;
  • British protected persons;
  • Bodies incorporated in some part of the Commonwealth or having their registered office, central administration or principal place of business in a part of the Commonwealth; or
  • Undertakings formed in accordance with the law of the Isle of Man, an EEA State or Switzerland and having their registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the Isle of Man, an EEA State or Switzerland;
  • Unqualified persons residing or having a place of business in the Isle of Man;
  • Where an aircraft is chartered by demise to a person qualified, whether or not an unqualified person is entitled as owner to a legal or beneficial interest in the aircraft.

 

Typical structures (i.e. Company with limited shares):

Limited or incorporated companies. 

 

Is there a need to hold local shareholder or director requirements?

No. 

Local office/physical presence required?

No.

 

Due diligence issues:

 

Certificate of Incorporation, list of company directors required upon request for registration or change of ownership.

 

Continuing requirements:

 

  • Annual renewal of Certificate of Airworthiness – £60 for each 500kg or part thereof of the MTOM
  • Flight crew licence validations (3 yearly) – £160   – renewal for 3 years = £120
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer validations (3 yearly) – £160 – renewal for 3 years = £120
  • Operations Specification (inclusive of designated airspace approvals) (3 yearly) – £600 per airspace approval
  • Change of registered owner – £250
  • Change of registration mark – £250
  • Change of operator – £250

 

Use and operation of the aircraft

Private use:

Yes

Corporate:

Yes

Aerial work:

No

Charter:

No

Commercial Air Transport:

No 

Registration requirements:

 

  • Completion of Aircraft Registry application forms by legally entitled person(s).
  • Registry Publication (RP) 1, Checklist for Registering Aircraft in the Isle of Man provides links to all the relevant forms and lists required documentation.
  • A Registry Services Officer is appointed as the primary point of contact within the Registry to provide guidance and assistance throughout the aircraft registration process.
  • Estimate of costs for aircraft registration are available upon request to.

 

Completion of Aircraft Registry:

Application forms by competent persons (continuing airworthiness and operational knowledge will be needed for some forms). Initial and annual survey required to ensure airworthiness (on the day) and confirm conformity with Isle of Man aviation legislation during the last year (renewal).

 

Operation requirements:

Operational approvals are available upon presentation of evidence to show the aircraft is equipped, crews are trained and procedures are in place.

 

Inspection interval:

Annual survey required for Certificate of Airworthiness.

 

Continuing Airworthiness Requirements:

A Nominated Airworthiness Technical Representative (NATR) is required to manage the aircraft’s continuing airworthiness and present the aircraft records at the time of the survey. A maintenance programme must be submitted to the Registry for approval (RP 11).

 

Maintenance requirements:

Base maintenance must be carried out at an EASA Part 145 approved facility.  Line maintenance and defect rectification must be certified by a qualified maintenance person with certification privileges which have been validated by the Isle of Man (typically EASA Part 66, FAA A&P, Transport Canada, etc.).

 

Costs and service Initial cost:

Initial estimates include reservation and registration of an Out of Sequence registration mark, four flight crew license validations, approval of a maintenance programme, and airspace approvals (including airspace operating manuals) for RVSM, MNPS, RNAV 5 (B-RNAV, RNP 5).   Other operational approvals are available which are not included in this estimate.  The estimate does not include the surveyors travel time, expenses or airfare if applicable:

 

  • Cessna 525B (MTOM 6262kg) – £7,605
  • Embraer EMB-135BJ (MTOM 22,200kg) – £10,805
  • Bombardier BD-700-1A10 (MTOM 42,415kg) – £14,805
  • Gulfstream GVI (MTOM 45,178kg) – £15,405
  • Boeing 737-700 (MTOM 77,565) – £21,905

Annual cost:

With regard to continuing airworthiness, there will be an annual renewal Certificate of Airworthiness survey required.  Again the estimate does not include the surveyors travel time, expenses or airfare if applicable:

 

  • Cessna 525B (MTOM 6262kg) – £2,640
  • Embraer EMB-135BJ (MTOM 22,200kg) – £4,560
  • Bombardier BD-700-1A10 (MTOM 42,415kg) – £6,960
  • Gulfstream GVI (MTOM 45,178kg) – £7,320
  • Boeing 737-700 (MTOM 77,565) – £11,220

Average time needed to register an aircraft (estimate):

A maximum of 30 working days from receipt of fully completed applications to the issue of aircraft certificates. Change of registered owner, a maximum of 20 days from receipt of fully completed application.

 

Cost to register mortgage in register of aircraft mortgages:

  • £375.00

Cost to register priority notice in register of aircraft mortgages (if applicable):

  • £125.00

Cost – to discharge mortgage from the register of aircraft mortgages:

  • £300.00

Cost – to deregister aircraft:

  • £150.00

 

Notes:

Civil Aviation (Charges) Scheme 2014 is available at www.aircraft.im.

 

Financing

 

Governing law of mortgage:

Mortgaging of Aircraft Order 1972

Deregistration Power of Attorney:


No.

 

Cape Town registration:


No 


Requirements for deregistration of aircraft:
Form 11, Application for Deregistration signed by an authorised signatory of the registered owner RP 12, Export Certificate of Airworthiness and Deregistration of aircraft provides additional guidance Settlement of fees is required prior to deregistration.

Requirements for deregistration of mortgage from the register of aircraft mortgages:

Form 28, Application for Discharge of Mortgage and a copy of  a deed of release or equivalent document.

 
 

Information provided by Corporate Jet Investor and Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.